Thanks for the help guys.
Rocky_1- your suggestion is helpful but it seems your specific instructions are for a different version of Windows as I don't have an option to edit or remove Ubuntu, I was however able to change the boot options to show the choice of operating systems for 0 seconds which basically eliminates my complaint but does not fix the root of the problem. Out of curiosity, I still want to get to the bottom of this and learn know how to truly lose it as a boot option instead of just hiding it. Is there a different way to edit out Ubuntu for Windows 7?
king smp-I followed the first set of instructions on the link you provided but afterwards it gets into things I have already done. I've already deleted the Ubuntu partitions and restored them with Partition Wizard, so I can't follow it any further. I decided to run "sudo gparted" anyway and I received a "can't have a partition outside the disk!" message. I'm not really sure what that means but keep in mind that Ubuntu was originally installed on a different drive than Windows.
So I have found a sort of workaround for now but the problem still exists. Is there anything else I can try now?